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Image for American Seashells: The Marine Mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America

American Seashells: The Marine Mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co: 1974

Edition: 2nd

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 24437

ISBN: 0442202288

Condition: As New


signed & dated by author. All 6,500 known species of marine mollusks living in the waters adjacent to North America are listed, and over 3,000 kinds are illustrated and described in detail. Over 14,000 items are indexed. There are more than 4,000 black and white illustrations and twenty-four color plates. View more info

Image for American Seashells: The Marine Mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America

American Seashells: The Marine Mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co: 1974

Edition: 2nd

Seller ID: 25479

ISBN: 0442202288

Condition: Very Good


toning to edges of text block, dust jacket with soiling to back panel. All 6,500 known species of marine mollusks living in the waters adjacent to North America are listed, and over 3,000 kinds are illustrated and described in detail. Over 14,000 items are indexed. There are more than 4,000 black and white illustrations and twenty-four color plates. View more info

Image for Compendium of Seashells: A Full-Color Guide to More than 4,200 of the World's Marine Shells

Compendium of Seashells: A Full-Color Guide to More than 4,200 of the World's Marine Shells

By: Abbott, R. Tucker and S. Peter Dance

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1982

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 24220

ISBN: 0525932690

Condition: Fine


Contains complete classification of the Mollusca Phylum with popular and scientific names of each species and their geographical distribution, habitat, and abundance. With an extensive bibliography and index and over 4,200 color photographs. View more info

Image for Occhiali Italiani = Italian Eyewear

Occhiali Italiani = Italian Eyewear

By: Alberoni, Francesco

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Parma, Edizioni Anfao: 1986

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 15765

Condition: Fine


dust jacket with wear to head of spine and small indentations on front panel. Illustrated with color photographs of Italian eyeglasses circa 1986. View more info

Image for Black Forest Bears: Swiss Woodcarvings 1870-1920

Black Forest Bears: Swiss Woodcarvings 1870-1920

By: Ammelounx, Andre

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Palatine, IL, The Stein Auction Company: 2001

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 25149

ISBN: 0971385602

Condition: Near Fine


not issued with a dust jacket; small dent at bottom edge of front cover. Illustrated with 96 color plates and black and white reproductions of two vintage sales catalogs. View more info

Image for American Antique Toys 1830-1900

American Antique Toys 1830-1900

By: Barenholtz, Bernard and Inez McClintock (text), Bill Holland (photographs)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1980

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 10052

ISBN: 0810906686

Condition: Fine


With 285 illustrations, including 100 plates in full color, many double-page spreads, and multipage foldouts. View more info

Image for Netsuke: The Miniature Sculpture of Japan

Netsuke: The Miniature Sculpture of Japan

By: Barker, Richard and Lawrence Smith

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, British Museum Publications: 1976

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 11125

ISBN: 071411409x

Condition: Fine


dust jacket price-clipped with faint scratches to front and back panels. With 36 netsuke in color and 850 monochrome illustrations. View more info

Image for Hat Making for Dolls: 1815-1916

Hat Making for Dolls: 1815-1916

By: Blau, Claire (editor) and Sandy Williams

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Grantsville, MD, Hobby House Press: 1979

Seller ID: 28064

ISBN: 0875881416

Condition: Good


5th printing, July 1996; waviness at top edge of several pages with some abrasion where pages stuck together. Reprinted from old books and periodicals with additional patterns and instructions. View more info

Image for From Paris With Love: Paris à Travers la Carte Postale Ancienne

From Paris With Love: Paris à Travers la Carte Postale Ancienne

By: Bourgeoisat, Jérôme (text) and Olivier Bouze (iconography)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Paris, Éditions Hervé Chopin: 2015

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 28436

ISBN: 235720219X

Condition: New


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Collectors' Netsuke

By: Bushell, Raymond

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Weatherhill: 1971

Seller ID: 14948

ISBN: 0802724469

Condition: As New


5th printing, 1982. 353 objects are described and illustrated in color. Includes brief biographies of 79 carvers. View more info

Image for Hat Boxes and Bandboxes at Shelburne Museum

Hat Boxes and Bandboxes at Shelburne Museum

By: Carlisle, Lilian Baker

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Shelburne, VT, Shelburne Museum: 1960

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 11675

Condition: Fine


Profusely illustrated. View more info

Image for The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket, Limited Edition

The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket, Limited Edition

By: Carpenter, Charles H., Jr. and Carpenter, Mary Grace (text) and Arthur d'Arazien (photographs)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1987

Edition: 1st

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 28548

ISBN: 0396092551

Condition: As New


limited to 650 copies, signed by both authors and photographer; in fine slipcase, not issued with a dust jacket. Includes chapters on decorative arts: Furniture in the Home; Mariner's Things, Boxes, Toys, Woodenware; Textiles; Ceramics, Glass, and Lighting Devices; Silver; Iron, Pewter, Brass and Copper, Tin; Scrimshaw; Baskets; Carvings and Drawings; and Souvenirs from Far-Away Places. Contains a section of Occupations in Colonial Nantucket, Selected Bibliography, Glossary, and Index. Illustrated with 209 black and white figures and 74 color plates. View more info

Image for The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket

The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket

By: Carpenter, Charles H., Jr. and Carpenter, Mary Grace (text) and Arthur d'Arazien (photographs)

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1987

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 11867

ISBN: 0396084885

Condition: Very Good


owner's name inside cover, dust jacket lightly worn at extremities. Includes chapters on decorative arts: Furniture in the Home; Mariner's Things, Boxes, Toys, Woodenware; Textiles; Ceramics, Glass, and Lighting Devices; Silver; Iron, Pewter, Brass and Copper, Tin; Scrimshaw; Baskets; Carvings and Drawings; and Souvenirs from Far-Away Places. Contains a section of Occupations in Colonial Nantucket, Selected Bibliography, Glossary, and Index. Illustrated with 209 black and white figures and 74 color plates. View more info

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Works of Art in Ivory

By: Defrin, Scott

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, European Decorative Arts Company: 2002

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 27072

Condition: As New


The inaugural catalogue of the European Decorative Arts Company. 22 spectacular works in ivory are described and illustrated in color. View more info

Image for Indian Art in America: The Arts and Crafts of the North American Indian

Indian Art in America: The Arts and Crafts of the North American Indian

By: Dockstader, Frederick J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Promontory Press: 1973

Seller ID: 26036

ISBN: 0883940086

Condition: Very Good


reprint edition; small abrasion to top edge of boards and light soiling to bottom edge, dust jacket with tiny tears and soiling along edges where laminate does not completely cover. With 69 color plates and 180 black and white illustrations. View more info

Image for Cloth Dolls from Ancient to Modern: A Collector's Guide with Values

Cloth Dolls from Ancient to Modern: A Collector's Guide with Values

By: Edward, Linda

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Atglen, PA, Schiffer Publishing: 1997

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 28059

ISBN: 0764302132

Condition: New


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Image for Smokers, Segars & Stickers

Smokers, Segars & Stickers

By: Faber, A. D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Watkins Glen, NY, Century House: 1949

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 15536

Condition: Very Good


not issued with a dust jacket; darkening to spine, rubbing to extremities. A study of cigar label art. View more info

Image for Playing Cards: General History From Their Creation to The Present Day

Playing Cards: General History From Their Creation to The Present Day

By: Fournier, Félix Alfaro

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Vitoria, Heraclio Fournier: 1982

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 27254

ISBN: 8485074114

Condition: Fine


dust jacket with yellowing at top and bottom edges of flaps. This book constitutes the most complete graphical repertoire of playing cards which has been published to date, with 4,000 illustrations in full color and 2,000 descriptions of packs. It is an essential book for collectors and enormously interesting for enthusiasts. View more info

Image for Masterworks of Chinese Jade in the National Palace Museum

Masterworks of Chinese Jade in the National Palace Museum

By: Fu-tsung, Chiang (preface)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Taipei, Taiwan, National Palace Museum: 1969

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 25842

Condition: As New


fitted vinyl dust jacket. 50 objects are described and illustrated in color. Text in Chinese, Japanese, and English. View more info

Image for Tea Ceremony Utensils (Arts of Japan 3)

Tea Ceremony Utensils (Arts of Japan 3)

By: Fujioka, Ryoichi with Masaki Nakano, Hirokazu Arakawa, and Seizo Hayashiya

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Weatherhill: 1973

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 27153

ISBN: 0834827050

Condition: Very Good


lightly rubbed at extremities, rubbing to back cover. Chapters on: The Tea Bowl; The Tea Caddy and Tea-Leaf Jar; The Tea Scoop; The Kettle and Lid Rest; The Fresh-Water Jar and Waste-Water Jar; The Flower Container; The Incense and Hearth Utensils; The Utensils for the Kaiseki Meal; and The Boxes for Tea-Ceremony Utensils. Includes a Glossary. With 204 illustrations, 22 in color. View more info